September 2023 Events

Exclusive Offer for AFI Alumni - 50% off AFI FEST Passes

AFI FEST passes are on sale today, and as a valued member of the AFI Alumni community, you will receive 50% off any passes or tickets purchased. Please join us October 25-29 as we celebrate the best in film at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.


The AFI FEST Passes and Premium FEST Passes are on sale now, and individual tickets will go on sale beginning Tuesday, October 3. Passes feature access to screenings and the Festival Lounge, free merch and so much more! With these passes, you’ll get the ultimate festival experience. Passes are limited, so don’t miss out and buy yours today.


When you purchase your pass, be sure to log in with the email address associated with this email to access your special Alumni discount and select the pass of your choice!


If you have any questions or issues making your selection, please email



Reminder: RSVP for Alumni BBQ

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2023 AFI Conservatory Alumni BBQ hosted by Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973) on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. PST! If you haven’t already submitted your RSVP, please do so by September 10!


Location: Whitewater Films, 2013 Beloit Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90025





Join us for an Editing Workshop

Are you a new graduate from AFI’s Editing program, an Editing alum who is trying to figure out how to get to the next level or how to get into the union? Whether you’re looking for your first union Assistant Editing gig, first Editor credit, or trying to finally qualify for union membership, this event is for you!


The Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center is hosting a virtual workshop on Sep. 20 at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST for editors who are looking to bridge the gap in their career, led by Editing Alum Brian Wessel (Class of 2009). In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the unique challenges of the editing career trajectory.
  • Identify key tools needed for joining the union.
  • Discover assistant editing and editing opportunities in the non-union/union world.
  • Position yourself for a successful career as an editor.

RSVP by September 18 and a Zoom link will be provided to all who register.





Alumni Fund gifts are solely designated to support the future of the AFI Scholarship Fund.